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How long does the birth control pill take to be effective once you start?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends
If you start the pill when you start your period, it is effective from the beginning.
If you start the pill at any other time in your cycle, you should expect to be protected after taking the pill for 2 weeks.

In brief: Depends
If you start the pill when you start your period, it is effective from the beginning.
If you start the pill at any other time in your cycle, you should expect to be protected after taking the pill for 2 weeks.
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